San Francisco Bay Joint Venture

A partnership working to protect, restore, increase, and enhance wetland habitats
throughout the San Francisco Bay region to benefit birds, fish, and other wildlife

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National Coastal Resilience Fund
Funding AgencyNational Fish and Wildlife Foundation
TitleNational Coastal Resilience Fund
DescriptionNFWF will make investments in planning, design, and restoration of natural and nature-based solutions to help protect coastal communities from the impacts of storms, floods, and other natural hazards and enable them to recover more quickly and enhance habitats for fish and wildlife. Natural habitat such as coastal marshes and wetlands, coastal forests, rivers, lakes, and streams, dune and beach systems, and oyster and coral reefs -- maintained at a significant size for the habitat type and natural hazard being addressed -- can provide communities with enhanced protection and buffering from the growing impacts of sea-level rise, changing flood patterns, increased frequency and intensity of storms, and other environmental stressors. NFWF’s regional coastal resilience assessments seek to identify areas where natural resource restoration efforts will have the greatest impact for human community resilience, as well as for fish and wildlife, and identifies these types of natural areas as Resilience Hubs1. Projects need not be located in an area identified by NFWF as a Resilience Hub to be eligible, but applicants may find this tool useful to assess projects based on the dual benefits to habitats and human communities. NFWF will award approximately $34 million in grants to create and restore natural systems in order to increase protection for communities from coastal storms, sea- and lake-level changes, inundation, and coastal erosion, while improving habitats for fish and wildlife species. NFWF will invest in projects in four priority areas: Community Capacity Building and Planning Site Assessment and Preliminary Design Final Design and Permitting Restoration and Monitoring In every priority area, NFWF is also interested in funding projects that seek to re-shape our thinking on how to protect communities in light of projected environmental stressors and use innovative approaches to address these challenges. NFWF seeks to advance projects that include adaptation to projected future environmental conditions, so that these individual projects are resilient into the future. This program is funded by, and coordinated with, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Gulf of Mexico Division, the U.S. Department of Defense, AT&T, Occidental Petroleum, Shell Oil Company and TransRe, and will include input from other federal agencies and outside experts. NFWF will also seek to leverage additional public or private funds that align with the goals of the NCRF projects in order to extend the impact of this program.
Amount $total of 34 million - with approx $250,000 - 5 million anticipated per proposal
Application Deadline2021-04-07
Funding Cycle
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